Week 7: 22nd February 2021

Welcome back Year 3! We hope you had a lovely half-term rest and did lots of things that kept you busy! We were so pleased with your efforts last half-term and know you will all do your best for as long as it now takes before we’re all back together.


This half-term, we start our new topic which is called, “What would you pack?” We’re going to be learning about the differences of our local area and the New Forest with that of the Rainforest in Brazil!


We have highlighted work which we would like to see and give you feedback.  Please can you email this work to your class teacher on Purple Mash or through the class email account – Thank you!


For those of you who want to extend your learning even further, there is an extension project which you will have until Easter to complete. How you present it is up to you - we look forward to seeing how you decide to present your project. Don’t rush this one; it is designed for those of you who are really willing to dig a little deeper and take your time researching and presenting your work. Good luck!


Above all else, we are here for you. While we will be teaching every day in School, please do send keep in touch by sending us an email through Purple Mash and we will get back to you as soon as we can. Good luck! You will notice that we have added approximate timings for each task. Please note that this does not include time to watch videos. This is just a guide that is flexible to your circumstances.

If you would like the task sheets in WORD format, please email Mrs. Dew: and she will then send you an attachment with them in.

This week, we have attached the weekly overview sheet that accompanies the Home learning print out packs.

Day 1:

Listen to the audio of the sounds in a rainforest ( Do not listen to the full 2 hours!). Brainstorm any amazing adjectives, nouns and verbs that you can think of.


Day 2:

Today focuses on prepositional openers. Task 1 – look at the picture and brainstorm as many different prepositional openers as you can. Task 2 – turn the prepositional openers into really good sentences (remember your adjectives). The more you do today, the easier you will find tomorrow! Use my video to help you.

This week’s literacy is based on life in a rainforest.


Today, I would like you to imagine that you are an animal in the rainforest (you may wish to spend 5/10 minutes researching different animals). I would like you to write a descriptive paragraph about what your everyday life is like as an animal. You must include prepositional openers and adjectives. I have recorded another video to help you.


This week we are looking at topic words for the rainforest.  Look at the PowerPoint before completing the task sheet at the end of the PowerPoint.

You can then practise your spellings on the Look, Cover, Write, Check sheet before completing your spellings on Purple Mash.  We will be marking your scores on Purple Mash so make sure you have practised first.

Guided Reading:

Each week we will upload the text and the tasks that accompany the texts. They will be familiar with how to complete the tasks, as we do them every week. They will also need to read their own book and could teach you how to do ‘Echo Reading’.

Task 1: Read the text carefully and highlight any words you do not understand. Look them up in a dictionary or using Google.

Task 2: Retrieval – read the questions and answer them carefully by finding the answers in the text.

Task 3: Summarize the life cycle by drawing the 4 stages in the boxes.


Over the next few weeks we will be looking at telling the time.  We will first begin by looking at calendars and routines.  Telling the time does not always come easy so be patient and practice lots!  You will need to be able to tell the time on digital and analogue clocks.

Day 1:

Look at a calendar for 2020 and answer the questions.  Look at the webpages below and practise the songs:  months of a year rap and  days in a month rhyme

Day 2:

Task 1 PIECE OF WORK TO BE HANDED IN: Write out your daily routine with the times.

Task 2: A day in the life of a Brazilian boy.  Compare his daily routine to yours.

Day 3:

Task 1:  Make your own clock –you  will need this to help you tell the time

Watch this bitesize video.

Practise telling the time to half past, quarter past and quarter to before completing the task sheet


Day 4:

Board game and Purple mash to dos.


other Subjects to do

Geography Lesson 1:

Geography is the subject where we look at different places and the people who live in those places. To start off this half-term, we’re going to be looking at our New Forest area and thinking about maps and keys (remember when we did keys in the first few weeks when we were doing the plans of our school?) Well, this week, we’re looking at map symbols and we’re going to be using DigiMaps. Listen to Mr Parker’s video and follow his instructions. The DigiMaps login information is:    Username: SO45 4SB (The O is the letter O) and the Password is Orchard. Enjoy!!!


In Science, we’re going to be carrying on with looking at health and living things, but this half-term we’re no longer thinking about humans, but plants. Mr Parker’s video explains everything, but today we’re going to be thinking about the main parts of a plant and the different functions they do (a “function” is the scientific word for “does something”).



This week we will be exploring structure in music, will make musical sandwiches and will sing one of our favourite songs. This will take about 30 minutes.



In Geography this week, we’d like you to take a visit around the New Forest. We’d like you to look for Physical and Human features (remember when we learnt about those back in September when we looked at the book ‘Window’?) We’d like you to take photos while you’re out on your fieldtrip and then complete the task sheet based on what you find.

Mr. Parker’s video explains everything. You have no Geography next week so you have over a week to do this task.

Topic PE:

In the first dance session pupils will show off their imaginary carnival costumes before performing flag-waving patterns and learning some simple moves based on samba. Lets get those hips working!!!

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P.E at home – Week 7

Let’s get active! 

Make sure you have a safe space to exercise and a drink of water nearby

This week you are challenged to complete the workout video: 
Can you complete it once every day? 

Bronze – 1 Day 
Silver – 2 Days
Gold – 3 Days
Platinum – 5 Days

Keep in touch:

Mr Ramsey would love to hear how you got on with this PE challenge. 

Keep him posted with your results so he can see your progress so email him through PURPLEMASH.

Food fact of the week: Cucumber

Cucumber possesses a high amount of water. In fact, 96% of cucumber is water. Munching a cucumber quenches your thirst as well as helps replenish the water and minerals in your body

So... How did you do?

What level did you score?



The extended project this term is on Brazil, and we will start to have a closer look at Brazilian life and the Rainforest in a few works. However, you can start the project now by clicking on the task sheet and discovering what we’re looking for this half-term. Good luck!

Weblink for ideas


Our class story this term is: "Fing,listen to us read each chapter.

Want to stay in contact?


To find your class blog, go to the Purple Mash home page and find the ‘Tools’ box. Find the Communicate box and click on 2blog. Here you will find your class blog from which you will be able to contact your teacher and members of your class. Make sure your messages are kind and helpful. You can also email each other or the teachers through Purple Mash.


You can email things you've done to your class teacher at "classname" Someone will try to look at the emails each week day and get back to you. 

As always, we would like you to practice your times tables and spellings.

Parents please test your children in the way we do at school - they will tell you how!



Reading at least three times a week.

The Alphabet Watercolor


Check here for this week's spelling list.

Image by Chris Liverani


Children must practice weekly their times tables to get their next award.